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Sex Education Actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the star of Doctor Who.

He will become the 14th Time Lord on the popular science fiction show - and the first person of colour to play the lead role. 

He said: "It feels really amazing. It's a true honour. This role is an institution and it's so iconic. It means a lot to so many people, including myself. 

“I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I'm going to try to do my best." 

Gatwa will make his debut on the show in 2023.  

With that being said, the team at Bed Kingdom have revealed the best ever Doctors, as voted by fans, collected from a poll from Ranker.  

Let’s take a look at the results: 

Position Actor Votes Position 
David Tennant  5,903 Tenth Doctor - 18 June 2005 – 1 January 2010 
Matt Smith 4,052 Eleventh Doctor: 1 January 2010 – 25 December 2013 
Tom Baker 3,173 Fourth Doctor: 8 June 1974 – 21 March 1981 
Christopher Eccleston 3,045 Ninth Doctor: 26 March – 18 June 2005 
Peter Capaldi 2,899 Twelfth Doctor: 25 December 2013 – 25 December 2017 
Jodie Whittaker  2,493 Thirteenth Doctor: 25 December 2017 – 2022 
John Pertwee 1,645 Third Doctor: 3 January 1970 – 8 June 1974 
William Hartnell 1,448 First Doctor: 23 November 1963 – 29 October 1966 
Patrick Troughton 1,348 Second Doctor: 29 October 1966 – 21 June 1969 
10 Peter Davison 1,288 Fifth Doctor: 21 March 1981 – 16 March 1984 
11 Paul McGann 1,128 Eighth Doctor: 27 May 1996 
12 Sylvester McCoy  1,091 Seventh Doctor: 7 September 1987 – 6 December 1989, 27 May 1996 
13 Colin Baker  879 Sixth Doctor: 16 March 1984 – 6 December 1986 

In first place, we have Scottish actor David Tennant, with 5,903 votes, who played the tenth doctor from 2005 to 2010. Tennant rose to fame for this role in the series, going on to star in shows such a Broadchurch and Jessica Jones.  

Matt Smith takes second place, with 4,052 votes. Smith played the eleventh doctor from 2010 to 2013. Smith was also the youngest actor to ever play the role at just 26.  

In third place we have Tom Baker, the fourth doctor, with 3,173 votes. During his time as the Doctor, the original series received its highest viewership figures. 

Jodie Whittaker, the current Doctor, and the only female actor to ever play the role, ranked in sixth place, with 2,493 votes, behind Peter Capaldi with 2,899 votes, and ahead of John Pertwee with 1,645.  

In last place is, Colin Baker, the sixth doctor, with 879 votes. Baker played the role from 1984 to 1986.